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Through the forests and mountains of Blair County flow three branches of the Juniata River, a more than 100-mile tributary of the Susquehanna River. 

Explore our natural areas along these smooth waters – spotting whitetail deer, native bird species and other wildlife. Float past fishermen trawling for trout and catfish along one of the country’s best spots for fly fishing. And despite the pristine views, you’ll never find yourself too far from a town or village.

These three branches – the Upper, Lower and Raystown – are perfect examples of authentic, non-commercialized natural spaces where anyone can DIY an adventure – whether it’s a weekend trip of kayaking, canoeing and camping, or a laid-back afternoon rafting with the family.

Quick Facts:

  • Part of the Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway™
  • More information regarding any trips on this waterway you may be planning.
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